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42-52511

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 786th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Steve Lindquist

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA), was mortally wounded by flak on 17 July 44 while on a mission. Damage to the plane 'Queen of Hearts' #42-52511 was so great that pilot had to crash land plane on the beach near the small English town of New Romney.

  • Steve Lundquist

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 466th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA), 17 July 1944.

  • George Snowden

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    George Snowden served as a co-pilot with the 466th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Attlebridge, England. He flew a handful of missions with the 44th BG in the middle of his tour when his crew was temporarily assigned to that group for lead crew...

  • Robert Taylor

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs

  • Richmond Wollstein

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 466th Bomb Group
    Crashed at Orival in B-24 'Wild Pussy' #42-52529, Killed in Action (KIA). According to witnesses, the plane was hit by flak and started burning, some of the men bailed out, 3 evaded and 4 became Prisoner of War (POW)'s. One of the crew said the plane...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 273

    22 March 1944
    The German aviation industries at Oraneinburg and Basdorf were the intended primary target for this mission but dense cloud cover prevented the attack on these targets. The secondary target of Berlin, Germany and surrounding Targets of Opportunity (TOs...

Places

  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

Events

Event Location Date
First 466th BG Combat Misson Achmer, 49565 Bramsche, Germany 23 March 1944
Crashed New Romney, New Romney, Kent TN28, UK 17 July 1944

Crash landed by the Russ Willer crew after sustaining severe flak damage

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 June 2016 21:19:02 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

"Attlebridge Diaries" - John Woolnough

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2014 23:54:13 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

466th BG Archives

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2014 23:53:26 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

466th Historian

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